Singled Out: The Overseer

06/19/2012
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Today The Overseer's drummer Abishai Collingsworth and singer Anthony Rivera tells us about the song "Amend" from their brand new album "We Search, We Dig," which was released by Solid State today. Here is the story:

Abishai- "I think we can all agree that this is our favorite song on the record. I feel the dynamics in this song are very well-rounded and can appeal to many listeners. The writing process for this song was similar to how we write most of our songs. Darren demoed the song out on GarageBand and presented it to us at a practice. Once we had an outline for the song, we had a pretty clear vision of where we wanted to go with it. Me and Brad sat down to write the patterns where the kick and bass match up at the beginning. I honestly wasn't sold on the intro at first until the vocals were set. It really brought life and intensity to the song. We jammed this song for months until I had the drums set. I really like to break the guitar riffs down and write a drum line that will compliment them. We pre-proed the song in Joplin, MO with ZombieLife Studios and producer Jerrod Naff. There, I could really sit back and listen to the song as a whole and ended up changing a couple drum fills and adding accents where the guitars hit. Once you record what you've written, you can take a step back and see how everything lines up. In pre-pro, we changed and added things we realized didn't hit as well as we thought. We tried many different melodies before we settled on the choruses you hear now. The song came together really well and were super stoked on the changes we've made to it and hope you will be too!"

Anthony- "For the most part, I will have lyrics already written for each song we write. For this song I wanted to to try something different. I waited until the music was complete to see how the song made me feel when I heard it. When I got the song I knew exactly what I wanted to write about and the way it made me feel. Amend is a very emotional and intense song that is based around many marriages falling apart in our generation. I feel that we live in a generation that gives up too easily and takes marriage very lightly. Many of us come from broken homes and that needs to change. The lyric "You gave your heart, till death do us part" hits me really hard. No one is perfect and marriage is a battle, but we vow to be together till death, that man shouldn't break that bond. This song gives hope that true love can mend a marriage. Once I have my screaming parts written, Darren and I will get together to write out melodies. He will read what I have lyrically and then write what he gets from the meaning of the song for the choruses, etc. I think it brings out more diversity having another band member bring their ideas to the meaning of the song."

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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